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Bayern: FIFA Should Remove 'Triple Punishment' Rule
ESPN FC, February 21st, 2014 12:42PM

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has urged FIFA to consider abandoning what he describes as the “triple punishment” of penalty, red card, and suspension for denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity in the penalty box. Bayern was the beneficiary of that rule at the Emirates on Wednesday, as Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny brought down Arjen Robben in the area, leading to his dismissal as well as a penalty for the Bavarian giant. Though David Alaba missed the penalty, Bayern still won the game, 2-0, and Szczesny will now be banned from the return-leg at the Allianz Arena on March 11.

After the game, both Neuer and Bayern President Uli Hoeness reflected that the rule is too excessive. “One should reconsider the rule,” Neuer said, adding: “from a keeper’s point of view you have to be critical of the red card … the team is already punished by the penalty call.” In a separate interview, Hoeness agreed, saying the rule “needs to be changed,” but “as long as the rule stands it has to be implemented with all consequences.”

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